Working Men's Club - Fear Fear
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #107 / 493
User Score
Based on 138 ratings
2022 Ratings: #148
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork

This body of work is substantial and not to be ignored.

90
Gigwise

On Fear Fear, there are hits, idiosyncrasies, and above all: originality.

80
Uncut

This push-pull between melody and twisting beats, veering back and forth between dark and joyous moments, is the crux of this excellent album.

80
Mojo

At its best, Fear Fear is as compact and airless as its title, an existential crisis dancing in warm leatherette.

80
Loud and Quiet

Fear Fear is the sound of a more well-oiled machine, and that of a fully-grown band all the more sure of their own identity.

80
The Skinny

Working Men's Club's latest is an acutely refined album fuelled by energy and agitation from a group way ahead of their age.

80
DIY

With ‘Fear Fear’, WMC already have a signature viewpoint all of their own - the fun is in seeing how they continue to play with it.

80
NME
Their debut presciently dissected an isolating upbringing and their sinister second album revisits those emotions for a wider audience.
80
Clash
The album tells its own superbly structured story, bathing in synthesis and heavily grounded in the contexts of lockdown, while allowing these very contexts to steer the process beyond angst and towards a utopian catharsis.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Their ability to drop a pop banger has been proven already – they can do it – but they just find reimagining what Cybotron would sound like as a future-punk band, and that exploration in sound proves to be a gripping listen here.
70
AllMusic

Working Men's Club's sophomore album, 2022's Fear Fear, plays like a lost 1980s goth dance album.

60
Record Collector

New Order remain an obvious touchstone, but there's a more Kraftwerk feel this time.

marvelgaryen
90

'Fear Fear' sets Working Men's Club in a great path as their sophomore album, not only cause it's super cohesive, also cause it's slaps HARD. When I mean hard, I mean they really weren't playing in the studio, production is better and harder than their debut, the instrumentation it's reminescent of Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and others; Synthpop meets Industrial Rock with a touch of Eurodance, it's just delightful; Go ahead and take a listen guys and gals you won't regret it.

surlace
80

This is the same band that wrote X??? Sounds like a completely different group.
Kraftwerk meets HMLTD meets New Order.

TheCarioca
70

19 - 4/5
Fear Fear - 3/5
Widow - 3/5
Ploys - 4/5
Cut - 4/5
Rapture - 4/5
Circumference - 3/5
Heart Attack - 4/5
Money Is Mine - 3/5
The Last One - 3/5

AllChup
100

Very cool, such modern New Order, but very individual, I think we are waiting for amazing records in the future.

Luij
79

A pesar de no ser tan bailable y lleno de estilo como el debut, FearFear es un disco sólido que me deja expentante a lo que hagan los jovenes WMC en su siguiente trabajo.

Saddoc
76

Album Summer
Day: 35
Album #: 1
Theme: New Album

19 - 8
Fear Fear - 7.5
Widow - 8
Ploys - 8
Cut - 8.5
Rapture - 7
Circumference - 8
Heart Attack - 7.5
Money Is Mine - 7.5
The Last One - 7

Favorites: Cut, Widow
Least Favorites: Rapture, Heart Attack, The Last One

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Added on: March 21, 2022